residential moisture controlWhile the crawl space is important in many Wilkesboro homes, many people overlook how neglect and moisture can lead to water damage, high energy bills, mold growth, and pest infestation. All of these make modern living less than enjoyable. Fortunately, crawl space encapsulation can prevent this from happening. 

Crawl space encapsulation is a sealing technique that involves lining the foundation walls and the floor with overlapping sheets of thick polyethylene plastic. This creates an airtight vapor barrier that locks moisture out of the crawl space. If you’re a Wilkesboro resident, Rid-A-Bug offers crawl space encapsulation with many lasting benefits, including a clean, healthier, and comfortable home. 

Why You Should Encapsulate Your Home

In North Carolina, spring and summer are typically hot and humid. High moisture levels, if left unchecked, can cause a slew of problems in your crawl space. For this reason, you should consider investing in full encapsulation. Without crawl space encapsulation, your home could be susceptible to the following:

  • Mold Growth and Mildew
  • Foundation Cracks
  • High Heating and Cooling Costs
  • Pest and Insects
  • Musty Odors
  • And Much More

Dealing with all these problems can result in expensive repairs and irreversible damage to your home. While you still have the chance, encapsulate your crawl space, and you’ll never have to worry about your home’s crawl space again. 

Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space in Your Home

If you don’t always want to check your crawl space, the best thing you can do is encapsulate it. Even on rainy days, encapsulation will keep it clean and dry. If you're still on the fence about encapsulating your Wilkesboro home's crawl space, consider the following benefits:

  1.  Mold-Free Home: Mold growth, pests, and insects thrive on damp floors and walls, which results from exposed and non-conditioned crawl spaces. Mold spores can cause allergies and other respiratory problems, such as asthma. Encapsulation ensures your crawl space remains dry, preventing mold from growing and colonizing your living space. 
  2. Lower Utility Costs: Since encapsulated crawl spaces have insulation and conditioning, they are more energy-efficient. You will also use considerably less HVAC than your neighbor who doesn't have an encapsulated crawl space.
  3. Prevent Pest Infestations: Wet and dark crawl spaces almost always attract pests and insects. When they come, they quickly multiply and take over your home. Not only do both cause structural damage to the home, but they may also be difficult and costly to eradicate. Encapsulation will keep moisture out and make the area less appealing to pests.
  4. Improved Structural Integrity: Wet soil following a rainstorm can weaken the foundation. As a result, water always drains through the foundation walls. However, it's not the only factor that can undermine the structural integrity of your home. A vented crawl space will be too. crawl space encapsulation keeps the soil around the foundation dry, which prevents fractures and soil movement.

If you feel your crawl space needs encapsulation, contact Rid-A-Bug. We will send a professional technician to do a thorough inspection and discuss your encapsulation needs for your Wilkesboro home! Give us a call at 1-800-682-5901 today to improve your indoor air quality and comfortable living.